Doha climate change deal clears way for 'damage aid' to poor nations

From Global development | The Guardian Sat Dec 8 2012, 14:19:44

EU, Australia and Norway also sign up to new carbon-cutting targets as fortnight-long conference in Qatar closes

Poor countries have won historic recognition of the plight they face from the ravages of climate change, wringing a pledge from rich nations that they will receive funds to repair the "loss and damage" incurred.

This is the first time developing countries have received such assurances, and the first time the phrase "loss and damage from climate change" has been enshrined in an international legal document.

Developing countries had been fighting hard for the concession at the fortnight-long UN climate change talks between 195 nations in Qatar, which were supposed to finish on Friday but ran on into Saturday night.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

South Africa:   Political Interference Weakening the Rule of Law (analysis)
Institute for Security Studies
27 September 2016

One of the founding values of democratic South Africa is 'the supremacy of the constitution and the rule of law'. The World Justice Project defines 'rule of law' as 'the process by which the laws [in ... [read more]

Africa:   AfDB Injects U.S.$1 Billion to End Youth Unemployment (news)
Inter Press Service
27 September 2016

The African Development Bank (AfDB) together with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is embarking on the initiative "Jobs for Youth in Africa", aimed to put an end to youth ... [read more]

Africa:   When the Drugs Don't Work (news)
IRIN
22 September 2016

World leaders came together this week to agree on a global response to the escalating problem of Antimicrobial Drug Resistance (AMR), but will new measures actually reach the developing world where ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!